About Skin & Laser Surgery Center

Glossary

BOTULINUM TOXIN (BOTOX®)
Botox injections therapy relaxes targeted facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, creating smooth and improved appearance of lines and brow furrows. It is one of the most popular skin surgeries.

CHEMICAL PEELS 
Chemical peels are beneficial in the treatment of wrinkles around the eye and mouth, skin discoloration, age spots, dull skin texture, and mild acne scars. Procedure involves the application of a special chemical solution to remove outer layers of aged, discolored, and irregular skin. As a result of the peel treatment, fresh skin can be generated, which is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in color.

COLLAGEN AND OTHER SOFT TISSUE FILLERS
Collagen is one of the several widely available injectable wrinkle fillers used to “erase” lines, fill, and plump furrows and hollows in the face, and enhance the definition of the lips. Certain scars and skin depressions also respond well to soft tissue fillers. Cosmetic dermatologists have developed and tested various natural and synthetic substances to give skin a smoother and more pleasing appearance. In addition to collagen-based fillers, poplar substances include one’s own fat, polymer implants and fascia lata.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser and light-based technologies have revolutionized the therapeutic and cosmetic practice of dermatologic surgery. By penetrating the melanin in the hair shaft and disabling the hair follicle, long wavelength lasers and pulsed light sources can effectively remove unwanted hair from the face, underarms, back legs, and bikini area on patients of just about all skin types. Laser hair removal can also successfully treat inflamed and bumpy skin caused by ingrown hair.

LASER REMOVAL OF BROWN & AGE SPOTS
With laser and light-based technologies, dermatologic surgeons have dramatically advanced the treatment of age spots, medically referred to as benign vascular and pigmented lesions. They can now successfully treat age spots of virtually every size, type, and color on all parts of the body with or without scalpels in an out-patient setting.

LASER REMOVAL OF RED SPOTS AND VESSELS / SCLEROTHERAPY 
There are a number of treatment options that improve vein conditions by removing or destroying the defective spider or varicose vein so that its function can be quickly taken over by healthy veins. Sclerotherapy uses a very small needle and saline, or special chemical solution. For certain varicose and spider leg veins or facial blood vessels, dermatologic surgeons may perform ambulatory phlebotomy, endovenous techniques, laser surgery or pulsed light therapy.

MICRODERMABRASION & POWER PEELS 
Dermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure where the skin is mechanically smoothed to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. It is used to treat substantial scarring, pigmentation, and sun damage. The results are generally quite remarkable and long lasting. Microdermabrasion achieves a light buffing of the skin surface with micro beads.

SCARS & WRINKLE TREATMENT
Whether as the result of acne, a skin disease like chicken pox, stretch marks or trauma to the skin, there are several therapeutic and cosmetic dermatologic remedies to improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

SKIN CANCER (MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY) 
Dermatologic surgeons are the unrivaled specialists in the diagnosis, removal, closure and overall treatment of skin cancer. From Mohs micrographic surgery to simple biopsy and excisions as well as preventive laser therapy of pre-cancerous growths, dermatologic surgeons can control and effectively treat skin cancer with early detection.

SKIN DISEASE MANAGEMENT: ACNE, PSORIASIS, ROSACEA & VITILIGO 
Advances in laser technology spearheaded by dermatologic surgeons provide new treatments for chronic skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, rosacea and vitiligo. These and other skin disorders, which a mere 10 years ago, required extensive and invasive surgery or were simply resistant to treatment can now be successfully managed.